Deacon John is one of New Orleans' most colorful musicians. I have been a complete fan of him since my father first introduced me to his music. I can remember first hearing him perform "Stagger Lee" live and thinking to myself that his personality embodied what his music sounded like. He is such a great story teller and his music has a way of drawing you right in. I have always wanted to paint him and depict him in as colorful a manner as his music and persona are. I had the pleasure of meeting this musical legend only to find that he is just as funny a character as I am. I'm honored that he was overwhelmed by the portrait. If you are reading this and have not heard his music, I suggest you do yourself a favor and indulge in his intoxicating sound!